Psychiatric drug compounds from healing plants

 American researchers have created certain chemical compounds that could lead to better therapies for people with psychiatric disorders from plant species traditionally used by healers in Nigeria to treat people with mental illness.

Facebook can worsen or improve mental health

 Facebook can either help people recover from mental health problems or make their symptoms worse, a new research shows, adding that the key is to use the social networking tool cautiously and strategically.

Finger lengths may reveal schizophrenia risk in males

 The ratio of the length of the index finger and the ring finger in males may be predictive of a variety of disorders related to disturbed hormonal balance, shows a study.

'Love hormone' oxytocin can be next big thing in psychiatric disorder therapies

A new study has revealed that oxytocin, also referred as "love hormone," may enhance social function in psychiatric disorders.

Gene linked to anxiety, schizophrenia identified

Scientists have identified a novel gene linked to anxiety and schizophrenia.

Timely meals, early to bed can prevent mental illness

Living a structured life with regular meal times and early bedtimes can lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness, suggests a study.

Sperm mutations point to risk for teen fathers: Study

Teenage fathers are likelier to have children with health problems because of mutations in their sperm, a study said Wednesday.

Seven genes tied to intellectual disability found

Researchers have identified seven new genes that can cause X-linked intellectual disability, a disorder that predominantly affects men and can have highly variable clinical manifestations.

Kareena Kapoor Khan in a schizophrenic role?
Kareena Kapoor Khan in a schizophrenic role?

The begum of chhote Nawab Saif Ali Khan, actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has always impressed her fans and critics alike. The talented actress, who will next be seen in Kabir Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' has a few interesting films in her kitty, reportedly.

Schizophrenia has eight avatars, not one

In an important first step towards better diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia, researchers have found that there are eight different types of the brain disorder, and not a single type, as earlier thought.

Europe court backs extradition of mentally ill British suspect

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday backed the extradition of a mentally ill British man accused of setting up a jihadist training camp in the United States.

Cone snail venom may harbour cancer and addiction cure
Cone snail venom may harbour cancer and addiction cure

A new study has revealed that the venom of Cone snails, which are marine mollusks, just as conch, octopi and squid, but they capture their prey using venom, provides leads for detection and possible treatment of some cancers and addictions.

Brain signals that help people focus identified

In a first, researchers from McGill University have identified a network of neurons in a particular area of the brain that helps people focus whether they are driving a car or performing a surgery.

Execution of schizophrenic inmate suspended in US

 Schizophrenic murderer Scott Panetti`s execution at Huntsville prison has been suspended by a US court just hours before he was to be put to death by lethal injection.

US lawyers try to prevent execution of schizophrenic inmate

 The lawyers for Scott Panetti, an inmate suffering from schizophrenia who is to be executed Wednesday, have asked the US Supreme Court to reconsider his case after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted against delaying the execution by lethal injection.

Brain has weak spot for Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

 The human brain has a fragile spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, a study involving 484 healthy people aged between eight and 85 years has found.

Permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

Permanent stress can activate immune cells that can cause changes in the brain, leading to mental disorders such as schizophrenia, shows a study.

Excess protein during brain development may cause schizophrenia

A new study has revealed that excess protein during brain development may trigger schizophrenia later in life.

YouTube used as source of peer support by mentally ill

People with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are turning to YouTube to seek peer support, a new study has found.

Mentally-ill seek peer support on YouTube

YouTube has become a common platform to seek and provide peer support for people suffering from mental disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.